Shopping for toys and gifts for 4 year old boys doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. We have dozens upon dozens of fantastic gift ideas that will inspire creativity in young kids, and most importantly, help them along when it comes to hitting all of their important developmental milestones. If you need a bit of inspiration when it comes to deciding what to get for your little guy, make sure to browse through this list.
Learning Resources Puzzle Globe
Give him a head start on his geography with this 3D globe puzzle. It will teach him all of the continent names plus the names of the oceans and famous landmarks from all around the world.
Learning Resources Fox In The Box
As your 4 year old continues to grow up, learning aids like this popular word activity set can help teach him skills like following multi-step directions and learning positional words and rhymes.
Stomp Rocket Jr.
Get your little one up and moving around with this fun rocket game. He can jump or stomp on the mechanism to launch a foam rocket up to 100 feet in the air.
Make sure that he’s ready to go for his first year of school with this Ready for School learning tablet. It features apps designed to prepare him for reading, music, problem solving, and more.
VTech Write & Learn Creative Center
Encourage the development of your little man’s artistic side with this Write & Learn toy. It provides a fun way for him to practice writing and drawing by allowing him to follow along with animated demonstrations.
Introduce your 4 year old to the fun of Bingo with this age-appropriate 1-2-3 number Bingo game. He’ll be able to develop critical developmental skills while having a ton of fun with other players along the way.
Give your child a helping hand with his speech development by giving him a set of sequencing cards this holiday season. They make language development fun and entertaining for the whole family.
Monkey Bar Climbing Tower
No playground nearby? No problem! This easy to assemble monkey bar climbing tower will work in a pinch in order to get your little guy outside and active. Best of all, it takes very little time to assemble.
Roll the die and fish for colorful sea creatures in this great 2-for-1 gift that you can enjoy together this holiday season with this combo pack that includes the Shark Bite fishing game along with a Let’s Go Fishin’ card game set.
Could your 4 year old be the next Beethoven? You’ll never know! This toy musical orchestra set can certainly help him get started down that path if music is what he’s into.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Dinosaur Stamp Set
This wooden dinosaur stamp set is the perfect gift idea to encourage hand eye coordination and storytelling for your little one who is into dinosaurs. The set comes with 8 dinosaur-themed stamps plus 5 colored pencils.
Your little boy will have a blast learning how to play the piano because of how realistic this toy piano actually is. Featuring 25 keys, 2 full octaves, an illustrated songbook, and a color-coded key chart, he’ll be practicing short tunes in no time.
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions
Help him to feel more in control of his emotions with this book. It will show him how perfectly normal it is to experience a wide range of different feelings throughout the day.
What could make for a better buddy for a 4 year old than a dancing robot buddy? This little guy works great as both a companion and as a stress relief toy.
Early Learning Language Library Learning Cards
Flash cards have been proven to be an incredibly effective learning aid for young kids. Help to build his vocabulary to impressive levels with this picture-friendly set of 160 language learning cards.
Boley 5 Piece Jumbo Dinosaur Set
Your 4 year old will be all too proud to teach you all about the many kinds of different dinosaur species after he gets this 5 piece jumbo dinosaur set for a gift this holiday season.
Help to foster your little guy’s creativity and quick thinking by playing SLAPZI together as a family. This game is a perfect gift idea for the holiday season, offering 8 different ways to play.
LEGO Juniors urassic World Raptor Rescue Truck Kit
He’ll be using his imagination and acting out all of his favorite Jurassic World movie scenes with this fun Lego play set that includes an off-road truck, a dino cage, and three movie character figurines.
Educational Insights Magic Moves Electronic Wand
This Magic Moves microphone will have your 4 year old up and moving in no time at all. It features over 90 fun and physical commands, 26 unique twinkling lights, and a variety of musical styles.
Toothbrushing Rewards Chart
One of the best ways to keep our little ones on track when it comes to building healthy habits is by rewarding them for their efforts, which is exactly what this handy chart for tracking dental hygiene habits does.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Responsibility and Chore Chart
Help to encourage good behavior from him with this brilliant magnetic responsibility chart. It comes with over 90 magnets for tracking both behavior and rewards.
LEGO DUPLO Steam Train
Do you have a budding train conductor in your family? Then this remote controlled train set would make the perfect gift complete with lights, sounds and 59 Lego DUPLO pieces to play with.
Active Core Engagement Wobble Stool
If your little one spends a lot of time sitting at tables, then this wobble stool would make for a great holiday gift idea. It works to encourage active core engagement while still allowing plenty of freedom to move around.
Powered Ride On Truck
Your 4 year old will be delighted by how realistic this 12V ride-on truck is. It comes with an adjustable seatbelt for safety, bright LED lights, and many more awesome features.
Drawing Pad for Kids
Let your little one express his creative side by getting him this drawing pad for kids as a gift. With a beautiful matte finish for the front cover, this is one cool looking drawing pad that he’ll be proud to show off.
Think Tank Scholar Flash Cards Bundle
Expand his vocabulary in a huge way with this set of over 500 flash cards. Covering up to 75% of the content found in most beginner books, each of the packs included in this set comes with 6 teaching methods and 6 fun learning games.
Gigantic Keyboard Play Mat
Your little one will love dancing around and making music with this gigantic piano key play mat. It comes equipped with 8 selectable musical instrument sounds with 4 different play modes.
Town Fire Station
Encourage him to use his imagination when playing with this town fire station set. It comes with 2 DUPLO figures (plus a dog), the fire station, a fire hydrant, ladder, hose, and more for hours of play.
My Magic Bottle of Emotions
Growing up often involves a whirlwind of emotions that can be scary for 4 year olds. Help him sort through his thoughts and feelings with great books like ‘My Magic Bottle of Emotions: Pop!’
Your little guy will want family board game night every night as soon as he plays his first game of Candy Land. This is one board game that’s jam packed full of fun surprises for little ones as they race to the castle with their character pawn.
If a Very Important Person Invited You to Lunch
If somebody important invited you out for lunch, would you know how to behave? Explore the answer to that question with your little one by reading ‘If a Very Important Person Invited you to Lunch together’
Bedtime With Blippi
Take a fun journey through fantastic dream worlds together by reading ‘Bedtime With Blippi’ before bed. The book allows you to see what popular children’s entertainer Blippi gets up to in his dreams.
Schwinn Roadster Tricycle
Tricycles with low centers of gravity are perfect for young riders who are just learning how to ride because they don’t require much balance. This retro style trike makes for a great gift idea for the novice rider in your family.
I Feel: A Book About Recognizing and Understanding Emotions
Understanding that they aren’t alone when it comes to experiencing a wide range of emotions can be incredibly comforting and reassuring for little ones. Show him that he’s not alone by gifting him the book ‘I Feel’.
The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
Can you imagine how disastrous it would be if everyone in your family suddenly forgot their table manners? The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners will help teach him why it’s so important to practice proper manners.
Lion Dental Puppet
Proper dental hygiene habits are so vitally important for our little ones to develop. Give him a helping hand when it comes to brushing and flossing with this stuffed lion dental puppet.
Jurassic World T-Rex Inflatable Costume
If your little guy is obsessed with dinosaurs, then what better way to help encourage his creative play than with this inflatable Jurassic World T-Rex costume?
How to Draw 101 Monsters
How to Draw 101 Monsters combines monsters and drawing — two things many 4 year old boys are completely obsessed with. The book offers easy to follow step-by-step directions that makes drawing cool looking monsters a breeze.
Scratch & Sketch Extreme
Give the young artist in your family plenty to keep busy with. This trace along book comes with a compilation of 20 drawing and design projects that your little one can experiment with.
Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover
You can make sure that bathtime is always a fun and relaxing time with this moby whale spout cover. Featuring an adjustable strap that fits snugly over most tubs, it works great for preventing bumps.
Chore time doesn’t have to be a boring time. At least not with these fun chore sticks for kids. Keep your little one having fun and guessing what their next chore is!
Radio Flyer Red Rider Trike
An adjustable “grow with me” seat makes this red riding tricycle one gift idea that is sure to last him for years. The trike also features a convenient storage bin on the back so that riders can bring all of their favorite toys.
Make family game night a weekly event by playing the classic card game Uno together. It’s easy enough for 4 year olds to learn, while also being challenging enough to get him to use those critical thinking skills.
If your 4 year old is a Batman guy, then he will surely be delighted with how realistic this DC Comics Deluxe Batman costume is. It comes with a cape, mask, muscle chest jumpsuit, and more.
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (A Dinosaur vs. Book)
Does your 4 year old battle against bedtime every night? Then reading Dinosaur vs Bedtime together may be just the thing he needs to help him settle into a more relaxed bedtime routine.
Melissa & Doug Caterpillar Xylophone
Kids love exploring music with fun musical toys like this caterpillar xylophone. This toy is a great gift idea for helping him to develop fine motor skills while exploring creative play.
Don't Eat Your Soup with a Fork
Don’t Eat Your Soup with a Fork’ is a fun and silly book that helps teach 4 year olds all about how to eat their favorite foods correctly.
Pajama Pets Topsy Turvy Chore Turtle
This topsy turvy toy turtle teaches your little one all about two very important habits to develop — making their bed and putting away their pajamas each day.
John Deere Heavy Duty Kids Steel Tricycle
If you’ve got a young John Deere fan in your family, then we have the perfect gift idea for you. This heavy duty tricycle sports the iconic green and yellow colors and will have your little guy racing up and down the streets in style.
Fire Chief Costume Set
Being a firefighter one day is a dream for little boys all over the world. You can help to make that dream come true for him every day with this fun fire chief costume set that includes a jacket, helmet, badge, and more.
Melissa & Doug Giant Lion
It’s incredible how lifelike this giant stuffed lion toy is. Each and every one of these toys are handcrafted with care and come with Melissa & Doug’s standard ‘100% Happiness’ guarantee.
Giant Teddy Bear Plush
Has your 4 year old been asking for a really, really big teddy bear? Then this 63” tall stuffed teddy bear could be the perfect holiday gift idea if he doesn’t mind it being way bigger than him!
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13 Creative Diy Toys and Gifts for Your Four Year Old Boy
Diy Action Figure Lamp
If you have a child that loves action figures then you might be interested in this DIY Action Figure Lamp, that’s cheap and quick to make. This blogger recommends using hard plastic figures, not the cheap ones, for glue and paint purposes. Let your creativity guide you in making something awesome.
Diy No Sew Mailbox
Not all DIY projects need you to be crafty; in fact, this one is a no sew one! Turn your son into a postman for the day and get him delivering your mail with this no sew mailbox and letters set, perfect for expanding his imagination and role playing games.
Diy Felt Toy Truck
If your son likes reading books about trucks, he’ll love this adorable felt toy truck which you can make yourself. With headlight eyes and a front grill smile, this stuffed toy is perfect for sewers who are beginners or those who are a bit more experienced.
Diy Frame Lacers
These DIY frame lacers are so simple, and a great toy for you to have in the changing bag or car to keep your children amused when they get a bit bored. It’ll help them recognize colors as well as improving their fine motor skills.
Diy Homemade Playdough
Children love playdough, but it gets everywhere and can be a bit whiffy! Have a go at making it yourself at home using this tutorial – it couldn’t be simpler, it costs a lot less than the store bought version, and you’ll be able to make a whole rainbow of playdough colors.
Diy Homemade 100 Chart
Whether he’s number obsessed or you’re just starting to teach him how to count, this shower curtain chart is perfect. It’ll help him to recognize numbers as well as learn how to count to 100 and it’ll keep him occupied for a couple of hours a day.
Diy Elephant Block Puzzle
Wooden toys are amazing, especially for young children who can be a bit heavy handed. Make this elephant block puzzle at home and help your kid develop his spatial awareness. Plus, if he enjoys it, you can make a whole load more of them with different designs.
Diy Water Balloon Launcher
Is there anything better than a balloon fight on a hot day? Make this water balloon launcher and give your children the upper hand when it comes to that next battle. It’s easier to make than it looks and doesn’t take a lot of time to create, so there’s more time for you to fight.
Diy No Sew Minecraft Pillow Tutorial
If you know any Minecraft fans, then head over to Surviving a Teacher’s Salary for their DIY Minecraft pillows, no sew tutorial. This DIY project took this blogger under 15 minutes from start to finish; variations of how to complete the project are possible and will make a difference in price, materials, and time.
Diy Wooden Peg Superhero
Wooden peg dolls are amazing for children to play with, and as long as you’ve got a steady hand, they’re super easy to make. This tutorial will show you how to make superhero pegs but once you’ve got the hang of it, you can make so many dolls of any characters you want.
Diy Boys Lego Belt
This DIY belt is such a cool idea for any child who likes to express themselves through their clothes. They’ll be able to attach different sized LEGO bricks to the front of their belt in whichever color is their favorite that day, and the best part is that it’s super easy to make.
Diy Lego Tray
Somewhat Simple has a step by step tutorial for How to Build a Simple LEGO Tray complete with materials list. The blogger made this as a gift for a friend’s 4 year old son’s birthday and included a box of LEGO for the child to use – it’s a simple yet wonderful gift.